“Ten thousand joys, ten thousand sorrows.” –Chinese proverb

Every life overflows with joy and sorrow. Ten thousand of each, if you believe the proverb.

You can always find someone to celebrate with you. But what happens when life rips out your heart?

You may find comfort in conventional religion. But if you’re someone who can’t relate to blind faith or traditional institutions, you might want to explore Buddhism, a philosophy that meets tragedy head-on with a pragmatic attitude.

Yes, life bites sometimes. No, it’s not because you sinned. That’s just how life is. So now what do you do?

Join Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes in her personal journey, which may be read both as a memoir and as inspiration on how to use Buddhist principles to wade through grief, rekindle joy, and add a measure of serenity to life.

“A bereavement Aid. I recently lost a baby and was having a hard time managing my grief. This book really spoke to me and helped immensely. No matter what philosophy or religion you subscribe to, this is worth a read if you are looking for something to help ease the bereavement process.”

— Liza, Amazon Reviewer

“This is a very honest first person account of one of the worst things that can happen to a person: the death of a child. In the face of this grief, the author suddenly finds her go-to tools for life are worse than useless. Working hard, striving and achieving are not going to help her now. Somehow, she needs to forgive herself and fond a way to survive in her own head…The book includes a fantastic resource section at the end, with all the books, apps and other resources the author found helpful. One caveat: if you tear-up easily, don’t try to read this book in public. I had to keep the tissues handy for this one.”

–Jessica Sarrazin, Amazon Reviewer

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